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Reconciliation Circle in Chilliwack June 16 & 17

Chilliwack, BC (Chilliwack Progress) It’s billed as a way to tear down the walls of isolation between aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities. A Bright New Day Reconciliation Circle will be held June 16-17 at the Squiala Longhouse in Chilliwack. Reconciliation Circles…


June 10 is Tax Freedom Day – What Does That Mean?

Vancouver  —This year, Tax Freedom Day for the average Canadian family falls on June 10—one day later than in 2014, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual calculations. Tax Freedom Day measures the total yearly tax burden imposed on Canadian families…


Hospitals Stay Clogged Despite Repeat Promises

Abbotsford/Chilliwack (Surrey Leader) – Hospitals remain severely congested in Fraser Health and by some measures the problem has worsened despite repeated vows in recent years to improve conditions. Three years ago this month, a 2012 congestion review warned hallway medicine…



Fraser Valley Is Free Of Avian Flu

Abbotsford/Chilliwack (with files from Star FM) It’s the all clear the poultry farmers wanted to hear. Poultry farms in the Fraser Valley have been declared free of avian flu. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says they haven’t seen any sign…



Norway School Bans Phones – Uses Novel Idea

Norway  (Newsner) – Would this work here in North America? A hotel where cell phones will “rest” through the entire school day. At a school in Norway, that’s a reality. In every classroom, there are wooden boxes where students put…


Black’s Photography Shuts It’s Camera Eye

Chilliwack/Toronto -“..and another one bites the dust….”  – Queen.   Another piece of the long time economic landscape will disappear. Telus is closing down all Black’s Photography stores in Canada, according to several reports. The company will shut down the country’s…